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The Hilltop

4.5
4.5
363 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Our restaurant is a beautiful Victorian-style mansion, nestled among towering oak trees,offering an unforgettable experience. A Memorable Dining Experience. The Hilltop’s unique old-world atmosphere makes for the perfect setting for your special occasion. Let us help you create your unforgettable evening. The Hilltop is designed for entertaining from two people to a large party. The rooms are suitable for different sizes and styles of parties. Guests feel relaxed and at home in our Victorian Mansion. We offer served meals featuring Prime Rib with celebration desserts such as Chocolate Overload or homemade Cheesecake. For the larger parties we offer full meal buffets of heavy hors d’oeuvres menu with delights such as Grilled Salmon, Herb Encrusted Mahi Mahi with Champagne Cream Sauce, Chicken Marsala and a wide choice of salad. Luncheons are by reservation only for groups of 15 or more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 10:00 am–4:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (904) 272-5959

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chad Davis

  • Catering

    Full service dining room open to the public Tuesday - Saturday evening. Special event menus are created with buffets, hors d' oeuvres or plated meals.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer 7 banquet rooms of varying sizes. We can accommodate up to 400 guests on our main level.

  • Private party contact

    LeAnne Kolb: (904) 272-5959

  • Neighborhood

    Jacksonville

  • Cross street

    Wells Rd and Cedar Bend Rd...exit 295 Ramp to Blanding Blvd

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Piano Lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 363 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Romantic

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Special Occasion

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Jacksonville

    Great for Brunch

  • Jacksonville

    Romantic

  • Jacksonville

    Special Occasion

  • Jacksonville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Glad we tried, I do appreciate a classic- style casual restaurant. Cocktails and appetizer were well timed, as to not rush the relaxed dining experience.
  2. C

    Carpsonthego

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We were looking for something outside a chain restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The experience and atmosphere was so good we felt like it could be our go to spot for date night. The location is unassuming so you could think that your at the wrong location. Walking in we fell in love with the old charm and the piano player providing great ambiance. The food was perfectly cooked as ordered (the mashed sweet potatoes surprise hit), service was great and the experience fairly reasonable price wise. We had prime rib & a filet with two sides rolls & salads for under $100. The only miss of the evening was our water & soda drinks were never refilled even though the server checked on us numerous times and offered adult beverages. We will definitely be coming back to enjoy more great food.
  3. CJ

    ChristineJ

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Brittney (our Wait Staff) was absolutely wonderful and very attentive. The decor was very rustic and a little worn but cozy! It actually reminded us of The Northampton Inn in, Northampton, MA which we visited frequently. The food was delicious and plentiful. The parking left a lot to be desired but we will go again.
  4. FP

    FabianP

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful. Only there are too many items missing from the limited menu that are not advised when the menu is delivered to the table creating expectations that won't be fulfilled.
  5. DS

    DanielS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went on a recommendation from some friends for my parents 60-year anniversary and had a great time. Food was excellent and value was great.
  6. JC

    JanetteC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had one server for the entire room, however we were certainly enjoying the wonderful view of the garden and didn’t mind waiting. Our food was outstanding! Overall our experience was amazing and we will be back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    It has been years since I last been at the Hilltop, and now that I think about it, I suppose the food never left a lasting impression. The food was VERY underwhelming and under seasoned. When a restaurant has a very select list of entrées to choose from, I expect expert execution of those said dishes… after all, these are the dishes that you should do better than anyone else, within reason. The drinks were good, the place seemed clean, everyone was friendly, but the food was just so bland.
  8. MD

    MichaelD53

    Jacksonville

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing night at the hilltop with a vegan meal that wash fit for an absolute vegan king or queen. Chef Chad, as usual, went above and beyond our expectations with a dazzling meal that are new friends to hilltop absolutely loved and admired. The she crab soup along with all of the other meals were absolutely amazing.. Thanks again as we become a vocal voice box for the quality, graciousness and friendliness of your fine staff along with your culinary expertise in preparation of our meals… You folks are simply amazing….
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The best collards and sweet potato mash I’ve ever had and I’m from the country.
  10. MD

    MichaelD53

    Jacksonville

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing evening at the Hilltop as Chef Chad created a meal for my fiancé, that is a vegan,that was five star and absolutely one of the best meals she has had while dining out here in Jacksonville. He came to the table to ensure her that he read everything on the memo that I had sent to the restaurant and discussed in detail all of the vegetables along with the tofu that he had planned for her. It came out absolutely amazing as you can see in the picture. I highly recommend this restaurant if you’re looking for an amazing culinary evening as well as great ambience and a friendly staff that’ll make this a night to remember. Thank you Chef Chad as you are truly amazing and so is this Restaurant… We will be seeing you again real soon and for countless other times with friends so that they can enjoy a night like we’ve had here at the Hilltop
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice for Mother’s Day brunch. We will definitely visit again and recommend to others.
  12. L

    Lunchabout

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Mother’s Day Brunch was lovely. Though busy we were greeted and seated immediately. We were directed to a well appointed buffet soon after our drinks were served. The carving station provided generous and well prepared roast beef and the boiled shrimp was plentiful and large. Clearly, extra, less experienced servers were working as our dirty plates were not removed until requested and fresh silverware not offered w/dessert. My diabetic husband had no sugar free options on the dessert table. The ambiance at the Hilltop is delightful w/period pieces and Old Florida architecture, lush gardens and pool area and live piano music providing a pleasant background to conversation.
  13. JR

    JonathanR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The service was great but the food didn’t live up to expectations. For $50 a person I would have expected more on a Mother’s Day buffet.
  14. DM

    DennisM

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent service, quality of food and ambiance. It’s unique setting and decor are part of the charm. Angelo is an engaging and attentive server.
  15. JL

    JeanL

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable evening.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent! It was a great experience!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Our experience was Awful! We had reservations for three at 5:30PM. Once we arrived on time our table was given to another party. They had to give us a a card table to use for dinner which was shoved in a corner. Our dish-ware(glasses) were DIRTY! The waitress Christie was very apologetic however after 2 hours of waiting we did not receive our food. We ask what was the hold up and it took several times of asking before we were told our order got mixed up with a large party. My husband asked to speak with the manager prior and they said she was in the kitchen and she did not have time to come out an address our concerns. The entire restaurant was eating their meals when we left after 2 hours of not receiving our food. LEANNE THE MANAGER NEEDS TO TAKE CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS SERIOUSLY AND RESPOND WITHIN A TIMELY FASHION! LEANNE PURPOSELY IGNORED OUR CONCERNS AND NEVER CAME OUT TO SPEAK WITH US. This was not our first time at this restaurant and we wanted to take our oldest daughter out for a wonderful dinner however we will never return again!
  18. R

    Romance

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, amazing food, beautiful dinning area.
  19. J

    Jayy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I would not recommend. The house is very old and feels/smells like it hasn't been cleaned since it was built, we lost our appetite when we walked through the doors. The food was terrible, it all tasted bland, you can tell they pre-prepared everything and warmed it up to serve. Extremely overpriced for what you get. We hardly touched our food and ended up leaving early to eat McDonalds. Still paying the $150 bill.
  20. M

    Markus

    Jacksonville

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love going to the Hilltop. Food is always great. Had a man playing the piano. Service was excellent.
  21. LA

    LindaASant

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Hilltop is by far our favorite restaurant expecially for our anniversary. However; this Valentine's Day dinner would have been so much better if we would have had private tables. I couldn't seem to enjoy my date..aka husband because we were so close to strangers.
  22. DP

    DebraP

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Our host and server was wonderful. The filet mignon was overcooked and so tough I could barely cut it, the prime rib was overcooked, the vegetables were mushy. The menu is very limited. They only use the glass enclosed patio and not the entire restaurant which has more beautiful areas. Overpriced.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine out. A family favorite . Has a unique southern charm . No rushing you to finish . Food is always excellent Ask to be served by Angelo .
  24. MG

    MattG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  25. B

    Beachlover007

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had appetizer of fried shrimp. An salmon with delicious carrots, an delicious sweet mashed potatoes. An for dessert Bananas foster martini.. soooo yummy.
  26. VC

    VonettaC

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my Love for his Birthday and had the most wonderful experience. My table was not available so they offered us a table alone in separate area by Fire place. Server was outstanding with making sure we were comfortable. We both ordered lamb chops and they were delicious. We both received free wine toast for our table not being ready. He absolutely adored this place, Jacksonville best kept secret. I’ve always loved Hilltop.
  27. c

    carolynm

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We have been here before and everything was great. This time it was not. We waited for our table over 45 minutes after our reservation. It was taking a long time for the food to arrive, then the waitress finally came to our table and explained that one of the entrees was overcooked and we were waiting for them to redo it. When the food arrived my dinner was great but the other two dinners had been sitting and were dried out and not hot. We finally got our meals at 8:30, we had 7:00 reservations. They did offer to give us drinks and dessert, which was nice and almost expected at this point. I will go back and give it another try
  28. MP

    MrPilot

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location. Food was top notch. We had fried green tomatoes and some she crab soup for starters. Both were delicious and well prepared. We had two of the nights specials for entrees, rack of lamb & salmon oscar - again - AMAZING! We declined desserts. Our server, Angelo, was great. He gave us a history lesson of the restaurant & grounds. We will be back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good wish there wa more on the menu for New Year's Eve
  30. GR

    GregR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    No measures at all for COVID. Dining area very crowded and not well ventilated. There was an odor in the area we were seated. Food ok...would not order the particular selection we had again. In the past what we have had has been good (other dishes).
  31. CN

    CorNoc

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Not a place I will visit again, the smell is horrible food was blah. Service, the lady who served us, did her best, but she was all over the place, and it was not busy. It is definitely not a place I will recommend to anyone. My mom liked it, and she is not picky at all.
  32. DC

    DanielC

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    It was way to hot inside. The food was just ok. Bread was dry and we never got out entree we left after a hour and a half waiting after we got our salads
  33. TM

    TessM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was good bit too pricey though. Need more lighting for the upper parking lot. Need to trim the outdoor bushes/landscape.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Our server was a sweetheart! It was not her that caused the issue with service. She was juggling many tables and the kitchen was slow. However, the food was delicious.
  35. G

    Gatorwayne

    Jacksonville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was excellent and had a nice holiday feel. The food tasted good but it seems the staff was not attentive in replacing in replacing missing trays of food. The price and experience were very good.
  36. JJ

    JanetJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our Thanksgiving was simply outstanding. We have been to nice Thanksgiving buffets in the past but this was by far our favorite. We will return next year (and the year after...)
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service for our Thanksgiving meal.
  38. KP

    KimP

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere. We all enjoyed being out. The only downfall is that there’s no kids menu. The waiter suggested butter noodles. Just butter noodles for my girl. $10 for a kids bowl of butter noodles.
  39. CG

    CG124

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Just very out dated and over priced. Filet Mignon was over cooked and covered in steak sauce. She crab soup tasted pre-made. Also, I had the steak and shrimp and it came with only 2 shrimp. I think this was *the* place back in our grandparents/parents generation. Now it’s just a little run down. Glad we experienced it but don’t think we will be back.
  40. JM

    JMRJR

    Jacksonville

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was excellent. Our area was noisy with a large group. It was hard to hear our server at times. Great place for special occasions.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Hilltop is rated 4.5 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Hilltop

2030 Wells Road, Orange Park, FL 32073

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wells Rd and Cedar Bend Rd...exit 295 Ramp to Blanding Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Jacksonville

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 10:00 am–4:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chad Davis

  • Entertainment

    Piano Lounge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (904) 272-5959

  • Catering

    Full service dining room open to the public Tuesday - Saturday evening. Special event menus are created with buffets, hors d' oeuvres or plated meals.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer 7 banquet rooms of varying sizes. We can accommodate up to 400 guests on our main level.

  • Private party contact

    LeAnne Kolb: (904) 272-5959

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